|April 3, 2007
|This was one of those days that was so nice that I couldn't stay in the house so I decided to take a little drive and do
some exploring. First, I wanted to see if I could find the other end of a road that I'd seen when I'd been hiking the kipuka
(3/27) (magenta line). Then I wanted to see if I could follow the power lines that come into the back of our subdivision,
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|This is another lot that's been staked out near the turn-around where the cars
park. He doesn't look like he's in any hurry to build a house.
|First I drove all the way down to the end of the road at Kaimu - where the cars park for the hike out to the lava ocean
entries. I managed to find the road that led to the sea that I saw when I was hiking the kipuka. "Ocean" is the mark I
made today, "Road" is the mark I made when hiking. On the right-hand image, I also show the path I hiked (white line for
the walk out, red line for the walk back). Then I stopped in and checked out the house under construction out there in
the lava field to see what progress had been made since the last time I looked.
|Then I wanted to check out where the power lines went that fed into the back of my subdivision (red line). This was a
little frustrating because I couldn't get out! The track along the power line was gated on both ends but I managed to get
around the "Gate Out" at the top of Seaview subdivision. But the other end was gated as was a side road I found. So I
had to turn around and come back the same way I came in, something I am always loath to do!
|This is what the road down to the ocean looked like.
|This guy's making progress. When I was here last, all there was were the piers. I think this house should be able to
withstand both tsunamis and lava flows.
|This is the driveway - just a bunch of dirt dumped on the lava to fill in the worst of the holes...
|An old fence half buried by the lava
|I got stuck here. A combination of the steep
slope, the loose rocks and those big holes in
either rut. I finally got unstuck and managed
to get through by staying way over to the
left. The fact that the Tracker has a really
short wheelbase and really narrow width
|Looking back down the road
|This is at "House & Road. I had to cut
through here to get to another road
that is sort of behind that dump truck.
The road, unfortunately, ended up
being gated at the end.
|On my way back out. If you look real
close, you may be able to just see the
yellow gate at the end of the road
leading into the top of Seaview
|I went by this place where the guy was
building a really nice boat...
|April 6, 2007